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Misgendering

Here Is Why We Need Transgender Pronouns

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Pronouns are important. While language may seem insignificant, the act of misgendering can affect an individual on a personal level far more than y...

Here's Why 'What Outfit Do You Want to Be Buried In?' Is Something You Should Think About

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices

What outfit do you want to be buried in when you die? It's a thought that we're not often culturally prompted to consider, though the implications ...

Stop Letting Trans People Die

Mya Adriene Byrne | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Mya Adriene Byrne

I call on all non-trans people: queer allies, straight activists, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, bandmates, soulmates, teens and elders, ministers, doctors and teachers -- let the world know that you care about trans folk, no matter how they identify, and that you stand with us.

24-Year-Old Trans Man Dies By Suicide in Pittsburgh

Sue Kerr | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

I remember reading about his death, but he was misgendered in the original article. I had no idea he was part of our community.

Calpernia Addams Responds To Trans Advocate.com Writer Who Misgendered Her

Calpernia Addams | Posted 02.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Calpernia Addams

A few weeks ago Parker Marie Molloy purposefully misgendered me and called into question my identity as female in an op-ed for Advocate.com by calling me a "drag queen" and saying I "[refer] to [myself] as 'a transsexual.'" Apparently she's expressed similar sentiments about Carmen Carrera and others.

This Is Why Trans People Rarely Speak Up When We're Misgendered

Laura Kate Dale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Laura Kate Dale

In the last 72 hours I've received more death threats, rape threats, abuse and hatred than I can count. I'm transgender, and on Sunday, Sept. 29, I found my name spreading across the gaming community for identifying the man who'd misgendered me.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: What's in a Name?

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 10.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

Outlets like CNN have held firm that they will continue referring to Manning with male pronouns and her former name until she has legally changed that. Either CNN hasn't been enforcing this "legal names only" policy, or it only applies to transgender individuals.

Misidentification and Transphobia: One Musician's Experiences Touring America

JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
JamesMichael Nichols

With the knowledge that Janke identifies as trans and has experienced violence in multiple forms in response to this identification, I felt that their travels performing their musical project would in some way speak to issues for trans individuals during this crucial time for the queer community.